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The IPTM provides education, intervention, and advocacy for the prevention and treatment of mascupathy.

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Understand the baffling psyches of men and witness as they heal themselves in group therapy rooms.

What is Mascupathy?

Why does a sunny Sunday afternoon softball game break into fisticuffs? Why does simple affection have to turn into sex?

Asking the Right Questions in the Wake of Las Vegas

Randy Flood, co-founder and director with Charlie Donaldson of the Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Mascupathy shares a column co-written with his associates—Al Heystek and Otha Brown—for the Fountain Hill Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What motivates mass shooters to do what they do? It’s a question America has been asking with increasing […]

Understanding Trauma Can Make Your Life Better

At the Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Mascupathy, and in our clinical practices, we work to help men identify and grow the positive aspects of their masculinity and, at the same time, alleviate the debilitating and destructive parts of conventional manhood. We often find that childhood or adult traumas have exacerbated our clients’ […]

What People are Saying about our Newest Book

Mascupathy addresses the trap of many men who cling to old models of manhood and wreak havoc on the women and children in their lives. Donaldson and Flood offer knowledgeable and compassionate approaches to helping men extricate themselves from the downward spiral of their lives and to regain their lost humanity.”

“The last half century saw the revolution for women. A new era is upon us, when men are discarding ancient and errant masculinity, and seeking the soul of a new manhood. Mascupathy is an important book – the first to identify the problem, awaken a new consciousness, and usher in men’s second, and much better, act.”

Mascupathy is tragically more normative in men than exceptional. What comes through in this book is the authors’ concern and empathy for the unnecessary suffering of men and so many others. As therapists and regular guys, they see much of this up close and have given all of us a deeper way to think and talk about men’s issues.”

“Donaldson and Flood’s Mascupathy is a clear, deep, and moving exploration of the code of traditional masculinity and the damage it causes in the lives of men, and, through them, the people they love. It is essential reading for any man wishing to understand and free his heart — or any woman who loves him.”

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